Brewer Fountain

Beacon Hill & Boston Common

Dating to 1868, this lovely bronze fountain depicts four aquatic deities from antiquity.

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3. Great Elm Site

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4. Robert Gould Shaw Memorial

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5. Granary Burying Ground

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6. Boston Athenaeum

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8. Boston Common

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